Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie.. This recipe is full of incredible flavor! With layers of roast, gravy and mashed potatoes, it is a classic dinner menu rolled up into one unforgettably delicious meal!

Shepherd's Pie.. This recipe is full of incredible flavor! With layers of roast, gravy and mashed potatoes, it is a classic dinner menu rolled up into one unforgettably delicious meal!

Shepherd’s Pie is such a classic dinner recipe. I grew up on it and LOVE it with all my heart. With layers of roast, mashed potatoes, gravy and cheese… how could it go wrong!?! It dawned on me that I have never shared my mom’s INCREDIBLE version of this recipe. That is going to change today!

Shepherd’s Pie takes family favorites and combines them into one absolutely delicious meal. This recipe is super simple. The slow cooker cooks the meat all day while you are out and about and then you just whip up the final layers (gravy and mashed potatoes) a couple hours before hand. I like to use my recipe for Garlic Mashed Potatoes for this recipe, but you can use your own recipe if you would like to :)

This happens to be one of my family’s favorite meals! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

3.5 from 2 reviews
Shepherd's Pie
 
Shepherd's Pie.. This recipe is full of incredible flavor! With layers of roast, gravy and mashed potatoes, it is a classic dinner menu rolled up into one unforgettably delicious meal!
Author:
Recipe type: Dinner
Ingredients
Roast
  • 2 to 3 pound pot roast
  • 3 beef bullion cubes
  • 3 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • ⅓ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
Gravy recipe
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 beef bullion cubes (smashed)
Shepherd's pie
Instructions
Roast
  1. Cut roast into fist size chunks and place in slow cooker. Add beef broth, bullion cubes, garlic, cayenne pepper, cumin oregano and pepper. Sprinkle carrots over the top.
  2. Cook for 4 to 6 hours on HIGH.
Gravy
  1. In medium sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add the milk and the bullion. Stir constantly until gravy comes to a boil and begins to thicken.
Shepherd’s Pie assembly
  1. Place roast pieces on the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Spread frozen peas over the roast.
  3. Pour gravy over roast and peas.
  4. Plop large spoonfulls of mashed potatoes over gravy. Cover well mashed potatoes, making sure not to see any roast.
  5. Place Shepherd’s Pie on a cookie sheet covered in foil and bake at 350 degrees F or 50 to 60 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle the cheese over the top. Return to the oven and bake 5 more minutes until cheese is melted.

Enjoy!

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining and/or #chefintrainingblog. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens.

Filed under: beef, dinner

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Rate this recipe

Comments

  1. Medeja

    What a great dish! Real comfort food :) Is still on my to-try list

  2. Kim

    Nikki, you need to correct the second line in the instrucations for GRAVY. You wrote "add four and cook for one minute." I think you meant "add 1/4 cup of flour and cook for one minute".

    1. Chef in Training

      Thank you :) All fixed now

  3. Kathy R

    This looks amazing and I plan to try it! The picture shows carrots, but I can't find them in the ingredient list. Do you use carrots?

    1. Chef in Training

      It is in the roast portion of the recipe :)

  4. Erin @ Making Memories

    I haven't had Shepherd's Pie in years! Yours looks wonderful. I love that you made it with pot roast rather than hamburger.

  5. Debbie

    This will sound dumb....but you cover the pie with foil correct? Couldn't tell by the way it was worded if it was the pie or just the cookie sheet.

    1. Bea

      Not a dumb question, I have the same question...do you cover the pie before baking or the cookie sheet for easy clean up?

  6. Ann Marie Cuccinello

    I tried your Shepard's Pie recipe today. It is fabulous! Great flavor and using the pot roast instead of hamburger is ingenious.
    Thanks for this recipe.

  7. Phil

    This is NOT a recipe for Shepherd's Pie. This is for a Cottage Pie.
    Shepherds look after Sheep!
    Shepherd's Pie is made with LAMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. John S.

    4

    Since when did shepherds herd cattle? This is a cottage pie. Try using lamb, instead. Then you'll have a real shepherd's pie. Other than the name, it is quite good.

  9. carole

    3

    Nice recipe however Shapherds pie is made with Lamb not Beef, don't see many shepherds herding cows lol

  10. Vince

    Did anyone else actually make this recipe? I'm making it now. Did you really mean two tablespoons of cumin because, holly crap, cumin is all i aste in that meat. Also, did you really mean to put 3 cups of milk to make that gravy??? I made the whole gravy receipe and putting one CUP of the gravy over the meat turns it into a stew. If I put the rest in it would turn it into a thick soup! Please review this recipe. I can't imagine that this is correct.

    1. Holly

      I made this recipe too. I tend to agree with Vince. I think there's too much gravy and it turned it into "mush". The amount of cumin seemed a bit too much.